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CLS – Sr. Principal Aircraft Mechanic (Multi-Shift)

Requisition ID: R10102883

  • CategoryCategory: Flight Operations
  • LocationLocation: Lemoore, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS), F-35 Sustainment HPSI Operating Unit, has an opening for a Senior Aircraft Mechanic 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. You will be assigned as a Senior Aircraft Mechanic​ 4 supporting Nose to Tail (NTT) F-35C organizational maintenance at NAS Lemoore, CA.  Your Mission will be to support O-Level maintenance on F-35C.

Your duties and responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Responsibly lead teams of maintainers during maintenance evolutions while maintaining current documentation and adherence to proper technical publications and procedures.
  • Attend maintenance meetings and debriefs to provide detailed updates to customer and Northrop Grumman management personnel regarding the status of aircraft parts and maintenance.
  • Assists with OJT training for team members and partner aircraft maintenance personnel.
  • Performs Maintenance, Repair, Launch, and Recovery activities on F-35 aircraft. Ensures aircraft are in exceptional mechanical condition and safe for flight by performing maintenance, inspections, and servicing requirements on all aircraft systems in accordance with JTD and all applicable program and service guidance.
  • Performs and/or assists with Field-Level Modifications and TCTD maintenance actions.
  • Maintains and updates aircraft records and status within the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) of ALIS. Keeps the production staff updated on aircraft status.
  • Performs required Airframe and Powerplant General (APG) tasks as part of F-35 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS).
  • Maintenance tasks include, but are not limited to, configuring aircraft for modifications, removal, and installation of attaching hardware, component removal and installations, assistance with software uploads, and various system operational checkouts.
  • Technical requirements also include fault isolation, troubleshooting, and repair of system failures detected during operational checks associated with modifications and restoration of aircraft to flying condition after accomplishment of modifications and maintenance.
  • Interprets and uses various test equipment and works from wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, job guides, and maintenance manuals.
  • Applicant will be required to obtain special certifications (example: confined space, borescope, etc.) as locally required.
  • Must be able to obtain Collateral Duty Inspector Qualification within 12 months of position start date and maintain qualification throughout duration of employment.
  • Must be able to obtain IPP/Engine Ground Run Qualification within 12 months of position start date and maintain qualification throughout duration of employment.
  • Must be able to obtain a flightline driver’s license competency card and maintain qualification throughout duration of employment.
  • Must be willing to deploy/travel to fulfil customer's operational commitments.
  • The individual must be able to work first, second, third, or weekend shift, as directed by the Aircraft Maintenance Manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Aircraft Maintenance Manager.

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of 6 Years of aircraft airframe/ LO/ powerplant/egress/avionics/electrical and or crew chief experience.  
  • U.S. Air Force 5 or 7-skill level, U. S. Navy, or U. S. Marine Corps CDI/CDQAR NEC, or equivalent FAA Airframe and Power Plant (A&P), or Inspection Authorization (AI) Certifications.
  • Must have an Active Secret Clearance or higher (US Citizenship required), ability to obtain Special Access Program clearance. This position is located at a facility that requires special access.
  • Able to meet the physical demands of this position, including regularly required to lift up to 50 pounds and perform repetitive movements, work overhead, use hands to grasp, handle, and/or feel, and reach. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, climb, squat, crawl, and twist.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • 8 years of 4th or 5th generation aircraft airframe/ LO/ powerplant/egress/avionics/electrical maintenance.  
  • U. S. Navy, or U. S. Marine Corps experience with thorough understanding of F-35 Fighter Aircraft Systems and operations under COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2 and 4790.35.
  • F-135 Powerplant engine run certification, F-35 avionics systems, fighter aircraft experience in structural repairs and low observable system maintenance are highly desirable.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends. 
  • Must be willing to provide temporary support to our other CLS locations and/or emerging deployments.
  • FAA Aircraft & Power Plant (A&P) Mechanic license.
  • Experience supervising multiple maintenance disciplines in an integrated workforce environment.
  • Experience and knowledge of Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) to include, Anomaly Fault Resolution System (AFRS), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Joint Technical Data (JTD)Navigation, Portable Maintenance Aid (PMA)/Maintenance Vehicle Interface (MVI) activities, Configuration forms documentation Management and supply chain management activities.
  • Experience with Safety, Tool Control, FOD, Supply, HAZMAT, Training, Quality, and Security Programs.
  • Low Observable (LO) repair and maintenance experience.
  • Fuel systems trouble shooting and repair experience.
  • Avionics/Electrical systems troubleshooting and repair experience.
  • Fiber Optic repair and maintenance experience.
  • Aircraft modifications and maintenance.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, and technical data. Able to interpret/translate instructions to mechanics/technicians.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in a diverse Military-focused Customer Service-Related Industry.
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office software.
  • Nose-to-tail maintenance concept.

Salary Range: $69,800 USD - $116,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.